Monday, April 6, 2015

Week 85: Striding forward

We've entered April on a pretty high note.  First, Lemon gained back all of the weight he lost during our RSV episode plus a bit more, weighing in at 10.24kg.  You can see from his weight chart just how precipitously the weight fell off of him when he was sick, and how remarkably fast he gained it back, picking up about 700g in two weeks, which I wouldn't have thought possible.

Next, Opa came to town to visit, and confirmed our impression that Lemon is becoming more and more a little boy every day, leaving babyhood behind.  One particularly cute milestone: Lemon is learning how to sing.  He has been obsessed with music for a long time, but this week saw his first real attempts to create his own.

The rest of the week was a pretty normal one for us, and it culminated in Lemon's first real Easter Basket.  Papa Bear gets 100% of the credit for this, since Easter is "his" holiday.  Of course, Lemon wouldn't eat any of the chocolates that Papa Bear picked out, but I believe Papa Bear may have been prepared for this eventuality, having only selected _his_ favorite Easter treats for inclusion in the basket.

Finally, this week marks the launch of our annual fundraising campaign for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  I am far too pregnant for cycling this year, so instead we are participating in the Madison Great Strides walking event.  Please click here to go to our fundraising page.  Your donation will support the essential research funded by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, whose mission is to find a cure for all patients with CF.  Progress has been incredible over the past year, with a drug combination that treats the root cause of CF in 50% of patients pending FDA approval on July 5, and a critical Phase III trial for a drug combination that could help Lemon scheduled to begin later this year.  We need your help to keep this research going so that Lemon can enjoy a long and healthy life.
Although we are getting our fundraising off to a late start due to all the madness last month, we would still like our team to be one of the top three teams at the Madison walk this year.  With your help, we can achieve this goal and find a cure for everyone with CF.
Thank you for your support!

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